June 2015 Newsletter

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Announcing changes to our website! You asked for it an we listened. 
Our home page has been updated to show our current ownership numbers...
Check every Monday for an updated count.
We've added an Information for Volunteers menu to the site. The volunteer sign up page has been moved to this menu along with the 5 Pea volunteer certification program. We have also added a more in depth explanation of the 5 Pea program.
At your request, we are planning to launch a volunteer newsletter with updates on everything we need help with and a list of upcoming opportunities to get involved.
Please, keep the feedback coming! Let us know what you think of the changes.
Events Our calendar is jam-packed this Summer! 
We invite you to join us at one of our many upcoming events where you can get more involved or learn more about our community-owned grocery store. Information, ownerships and merchandise available where noted.

Late June Events
06/18, 7-8:30pm Owner Orientation All current owners are welcome, RSVP is required. Merchandise available
06/19, 6-9pm Volunteer BBQ Join us for a casual evening where our volunteers can get to know one another better. Information, ownerships and merchandise available
06/20, 8am-1pm Woodstock Farmers Market Look for us on the square! Information and ownerships available
06/24, 6 8pm Craft Night at WNHS Get crafty with us! Learn to screen print and make signs for the Independence Day parade.
06/26, 4:00pm Wellness Open House Information, ownerships and merchandise available

July Events

07/03, 6-8pm First Fridays at Crystal Lake Brewing Information, ownerships and merchandise available
07/05, 12-3pm Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade Walk with us and spread the word
07/08, 6-8:15pm Free Food for Change Movie Screening at the Cary Public Library
07/11,  8am-12pm Community Garden Workday Volunteers of all skills levels are welcome
07/11, 10am-12pm Coffee and Conversation at Ethereal Confections Information, ownerships and merchandise available
07/17, 2:30-6pm McHenry Fiesta Days We will host a children's game during the Ice Cream Social. Information, ownerships and merchandise available
07/18, 8am-1pm Woodstock Farmers Market Look for us on the square! Information and ownerships available

Carrot_Meter_500Goal_323_eml.jpgREMINDER! If you plan to attend the very first Food Shed Co-op Owner Orientation tomorrow, we need your RSVP.
If you aren't yet an owner, this is a great time to JOIN! After you join, RSVP and plan to join us tomorrow night.

What's our MOST frequently asked question? These days, it has to be WHEN WILL THE STORE OPEN?
There are several steps we need to take on the road to opening our community-owned grocery store. Click here to view our timeline which lays them all out. 
OUR NEXT MAJOR MILESTONE IS AT 500 OWNERS. 500 owners will take us into Stage 2B, the Planning stage. As of today, we have 323 owners. Let's move to the next stage!
HOW DO WE GET THERE? With your help, of course! It takes the collective work of the community to build a co-op. Please help spread the word to help Food Shed Co-op reach 500 owners. Forward this email. Like us on Facebookand share our posts. Follow us on Twitter and retweet our tweets. Please tell everyone you know why you think McHenry County needs a community-owned grocery store soon!

Where else should we be? Who should we talk
 to?
If you have any ideas about events that the Food Shed Co-op can participate in or places where we can present, please send them to info@foodshed.coop. Trained volunteers and members of our board are happy to speak about Food Shed Co-op anywhere we're welcome!
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